[robotics-worldwide] CFP: ICRA Robotic Planetary Contingency Challenge 2010

yim at grasp.upenn.edu yim at grasp.upenn.edu
Thu Feb 18 09:05:46 PST 2010

Call for Participation:  ICRA Robotic Planetary Contingency Challenge 2010

Overview: Teams compete to see what tools and techniques work best
solve robotic problems that need rapid deployment (e.g. emergency

Location: ICRA 2010, Anchorage, Alaska
Date:     Tuesday May 4 - May 6, 2010

Registration: http://modlabupenn.org/icra-2010



Can you build and program a robot fast enough to save an astronaut’s
life?  If you were stuck on the moon, what would be the best robotic

This event simulates an unexpected problem occurring at a planetary
habitat, where a robotic solution must be quickly developed and
deployed, using only what you can fit in a suitcase.  The intent of
this event is to develop versatile robotic systems and software that
can be adapted quickly to address unexpected events.

There are three levels of participation.
1) The minimum level uses CKbot modular robot and software system developed in the
University of Pennsylvania GRASP lab.
2) Use the CKBot modules and develop your own software development system. You will
have access to the hardware before the conference.
3) Bring your own hardware and software, anything that fits the space and weight


Although teams who bring their own hardware/software will likely have
an advantage, no preparation is necessary. Just register, we will
supply a robot kit.

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